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Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA

Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1262 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opened with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining dining in LA, with a menu that calls on fire-based cooking techniques. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying a feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail at the bar, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 946-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Curtis Stone

  • Catering

    Off Site events are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact Gwen at audie@curtisstoneevents.com for any catering inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Seward St

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available behind Gwen off Seward St. and is a $10 flat rate.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • House Made Charcuterie$32.00

    Selection of Cured Salami, Whole Muscles, and Spreads

    • Culatello$18.00

      Aged for 12 months

      • Wagyu Bresaola$18.00

        Aged for 6 months

        • Oysters on the Half Shell

          Mignonette, Horseradish, Lemon

          • each$3.50
        • Kampachi Crudo$16.00

          Pichuberry, Apple, Chili Oil

          • Market Green Salad$14.00

            Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables, Almond Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds

            • House Ricotta and Beets$18.00

              Beet Dulce, Herbs

              • Bone Marrow$28.00

                Wagyu Chorizo, Chimichurri, Grilled Stecca

                • Grilled Octopus$18.00

                  Calabrian Chili, Herb Salad, Lemon Vinaigrette

                  • Lamb Ribs$22.00

                    Honey Sumac Yogurt

                    • Spaghetti alla Chitarra$26.00

                      Pancetta, Duck Speck, Chili

                      • Mushroom Tortellini$26.00

                        Brodo, Beech Mushrooms, Thai Basil

                        • Murray Cod$32.00

                          Eggplant, Black Garlic, Mint

                          • Grilled Berkshire Pork Chops$38.00

                            Spigarello, Roasted Grapes, Nora Pepper

                            • Hanger Steak

                              Creekstone

                              • 8oz$48.00
                            • New York Strip

                              Creekstone

                              • 16oz$65.00
                            • Barley and Rye Finished Short Loin

                              • MP
                            • Duck Fat Potatoes$12.00

                              Tarragon Vinegar, Rosemary

                              • Broccolini$12.00

                                Smoked Sherry Vinaigrette, Horseradish

                                • Brussels Sprouts$14.00

                                  Mole, Spiced Peptias

                                  • Sunchokes$14.00

                                    Sunflower Seed Vinaigrette, Hay Yogurt

                                    What 1,262 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.6
                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.6Food
                                    • 4.7Service
                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                    • 4.2Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. E

                                      Errol

                                      Los Angeles

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on March 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Gwen has always been my favorite Steakhouse. The quality of meat is supreme and it shows in it's taste and texture. The grill master is at the top of his game. He executed my order for rare steak perfectly and it is not easy. Hats off to DJ, our server for the night; he has been attentive to the Nth degree. I thank all of the staff at Gwen for making a night to remember. Also thanks to James, the General Manager for running a smooth operation.

                                    2. S

                                      Sarah

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Delicious and fun experience, I would go back just for the bread and butter

                                    3. ML

                                      MateoLevine

                                      Los Angeles

                                      107 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      107 reviews

                                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service was wonderful Spot on attention from wait staff Food wonderful Wine list pricey But Worth it Strongly recommend

                                    4. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      An absolutely amazing dining experience! I had the best grilled octopus at Gwen's that I have ever had in my life. And I have had octopus in Spain and Greece. The steaks were beyond fantastic! Had the Wagyu NY Strip and the 30-day dry aged Ribeye! We sliced these up for the whole table. The service and ambiance were spectacular as well. Just a fantastic dining experience. Thank you Gwen and staff for a wonderful evening!

                                    5. KH

                                      KarenH

                                      Los Angeles

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is a great place for the highest quality meat products. From Bone Marrow to Bavette. But thats not all.We had briny yummy oysters delicious kampachi. A stellar green salad. and three top notch desserts. On the way out take advantage of the butcher shop for all your home cooking needs. Yes, We'll be back.

                                    6. JP

                                      JanetP

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                      Good was mediocre at best. The server was slightly rude and pretentious.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall1food1service4ambience4

                                      The rib eye steak was the worst, poorly cooked, not at all seasoned, bland steak I’ve ever eaten in my life; being their “best selling item on the menu”, and priced at $135 per steak makes this entire restaurant an embarrassment. The ambience is nice but if you are going to charge over the top prices and deliver something that poor, you should be really embarrassed. The starters were just ok. Save yourself the money and don’t bother going here. Also had to wait 20 mins to get my table.

                                    8. MC

                                      MariaC

                                      Washington DC

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing! Food was delicious and service fantastic.

                                    9. MH

                                      MichaelH

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Just do yourself a favor and go. Great sides, amazing steaks, it's all around just a good time.

                                    10. KP

                                      KP731

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Excellent service and the best steaks we've ever had. While we did not like two of the three sides we ordered, we would come again because the meat, bread, and cocktails were that delicious. If available, ask to sit at the chef's counter. We got a great view into the cooks doing their thing, giving a better appreciation for just how skilled the back of the restaurant staff are.

                                    11. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really great experience at Gwen.

                                    12. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Orange County

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Post theater dinner…fantastic food, ambiance and service.

                                    13. C

                                      Chris

                                      Hawaii

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall3food2service2ambience4

                                      We have been to Gwen a few times, and it has been incosistent. On our last visit, service was very slow, one item never arrived although we asked for it and were billed for it, and food just wasn't that good. Potatoes came cold and bland, and the steak was tough.

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We loved Gwen! The food was incredible and service was professional, pleasant, and fast. I’d love to style my home just like the sultry Art Deco style interior. We started with the charcuterie which was stellar. Followed by the 30 day dry aged rib eye and sunchokes as a side. The selection of steak knives was an extra special touch as they were all different and had a story that accompanied them. The butcher shop and market selection was beautiful too. We will be back, hopefully soon.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Anchorage

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I loved everything about this dining experience. Everything. The servers were knowledgeable, attentive, and warm. The food was out of control- delicious and expertly prepared. The Wagyu Ribeye was phenomenal, and is an entire reason itself to make a visit to this fantastic restaurant. I’ll be back for dinner AND to check out the butcher shop.❤️

                                    16. SM

                                      SusyM

                                      San Francisco

                                      22 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      22 reviews

                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service3ambience3

                                      My 50th birthday as a carnivore

                                    17. MP

                                      MichaelP

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The service and staff were exemplary. The food was perfectly prepared and timed to get us out the door to another event. Great wine list.

                                    18. RD

                                      RajD

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Service was top- notch. Food was good.

                                    19. WG

                                      WhitneyG

                                      Atlanta

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is probably our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles! Never disappoints!!

                                    20. LB

                                      LB20

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      The service was wonderful, the food was really good, the only thing that was disappointing that some of the dishes in the menu were sold out... our reservation was for 8:30, on Saterday.. But they did everything they could to make us happy, so we will definatlly go back!

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Central Coast

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                      overall1food4service1ambience3

                                      The service was terrible. So many of the workers had a horrible attitude. One example is my husband had asked for a new water because there was something in it. When the waiter came around he physically rolled his eyes and seemed very annoyed. The wine Specialist kept coming over every minute to see what we wanted and seemed annoyed when we hadn’t yet chosen something. My husband was in the middle of saying we will just need another minute please and he started walking away in the middle of his sentence. Just rude. It’s not like we had been sitting there forever without ordering. We had only been there less than 10 mins. The food was good, but not worth the price. The decor was nice. Overall the service made the whole experience bad. We won’t be back. Not worth it at all.

                                    22. A

                                      Awsmbeth

                                      Tampa

                                      17 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on February 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Gorgeous food to accompany the extensive list of beautiful wines. Amazing ambiance of Art Deco influenced interior. The staff are more than professional and personable. The location was great. I would look forward to dining here again.

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Not your average steakhouse so expect to pay more for your steak. The payoff of course is the flavor and tenderness of the meat. Simply grilled over wood, seasoned with salt and pepper…perfect! The bread served is addicting you will order more for sure. I wish there were more seafood choices but the item’s are very good and well prepared. Same goes with the salad but also fresh and enjoyable. Been here twice not and would highly recommend this establishment. Wine and cocktails menu good choices, corkage fee is $50.00 per bottle with a two bottle max. The butcher shop is a plus and you should get something for take home to grill later. My only wish now is to one day meet Chef Curtis Stone in person to thank him.

                                    24. MB

                                      MacB

                                      Los Angeles

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on February 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      this place is all about the meats. they cure/dry/age all their own sausages, stakes, chorizos... and whatever else you'd find on a charcuterie plate. everything we had was delicious: octupus, hangar steak ("medium rare" was more on the rare side just fyi), bone marrow w/ housemade chorizo (so good!) spaghetti with pancetta (amazing!), brussel's sprouts, cheesecake... all really, really great. wait staff was courteous and informative. not a huge steak eater so it was helpful to have a knowledgeable server walk us through the menu. they have a waygu beef menu that is exclusive to Curtis Stone restaurants. we dnd't end up getting any but will definitely be back on a special occasion to try it. Ambience is very 1930s art deco hollywood - archways, exposed brick, industrial style dim lighting. The kitchen and firepit are visible behind a glass wall so you can see all the happenings. A butcher counter at the front of house sells cured meats and cuts for take-away. really enjoyed this place. been meaning to go for years and it didn't disappoint! bill was $240 w/ tip for a dinner for 2: 2 drinks each, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 vegetable side, and 1 dessert. not unreasonable considering location, quality, and award-winning chef!

                                    25. TT

                                      ThatTomHam

                                      Los Angeles

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A little pricey for what you got for a Prix Fixe menu but I get they had to do it for Valentine's Day. Interested in going back on a regular night to see the true value of the place.

                                    26. RH

                                      RyanH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect place for an intimate dinner I would come back

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Yosemite

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Valentine’s Day

                                    28. S

                                      Steve

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great restaurant and fantastic food. The Sommelier was very knowledgeable and picked out a really good wine for us (Ex Post Facto). And the server was very nice and attentive. Highly recommend Gwen!

                                    29. T

                                      Tomj

                                      Los Angeles

                                      26 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      26 reviews

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We always enjoy Gwen and decided to treat ourselves for Valentine's Day. The menu was terrific, service awesome and of course it's a beautiful place. It's not cheap, but it is exquisite in so many ways. I recommend it to carnivorous friends all the time.

                                    30. LM

                                      LeighM

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                      Good was great. The service staff seemed a bit amateur for this caliber of restaurant. Nice staff, but lacked the finesse of a high end steak house.

                                    31. r

                                      ralphs

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                      The service was great the food was mediocre at best

                                    32. f

                                      forkinbrilliant

                                      Miami

                                      155 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      155 reviews

                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Flawless , seamless unbelievable service from start to finish. Firstly we were given 3 options to choose for our table. We opted for the chefs table with a view of the kitchen shenanigans. Next up was a surprise glass of bubbles for our anniversary date !! We had a very informative waiter had 4 more delicious wines. The market salad is outstanding fantastic dressing and gorgeous greens . The oysters and the duck potatoes were sooooo good! The staff are impeccable. This place runs like a well oiled machine in every area. The only let down ( No sign of hunky Curtis ) Love this place wished I lived here !! Open one in Miami !!

                                    33. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of the best meals I’ve EVER had. Beautiful restaurant, amazing service, DELICIOUS food & wine. We will absolutely be coming here again!

                                    34. SS

                                      SamiSpeaksTheTruth

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 9, 2022

                                      overall3food2service2ambience3

                                      I must say this was a complete disappointment. We went for a birthday celebration and it was simply lack luster. The best things we ate all night were the hamachi crudo, beets with ricotta, and sun chokes. The steak selection was disappointing considering its a butchery.

                                    35. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food was amazing! Definitely going back!

                                    36. g

                                      gwen

                                      Los Angeles

                                      29 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      29 reviews

                                      Dined on February 6, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Got the prix. Only for 2. Small salad. Mostly lettuce. Steak too fatty to enjoy. Charcuterie Small bites. Average dinner. Dessert chocolate. Mousse. This was outstanding. Service was very good. Beautiful restaurant. Too bad the meal wasn't.

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Raleigh

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our server made our evening, but so did the delicious cuisine. Great experience m.

                                    38. JL

                                      JonathanL

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 30, 2022

                                      overall1food3service1ambience3

                                      Waited over an hour to be seated for an 8:30 reservation. Overall bad experience from the bar to the hostess. For a place where your average steak is over a $100 you'd expect a certain level of service. If you want to spend the money and be treated correctly this is not the place.

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on January 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything was incredible, from ambiance to service and of course the food.

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on January 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The best New York strip steak I’ve ever had.

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Contactless payment available
                                    • Physical distancing

                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                    • Protective equipment

                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                    • Screening

                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                      • Staff is vaccinated
                                      • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                    FAQs

                                    Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1262 OpenTable diners.

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                                    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Seward St

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Hollywood

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Steak

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      Valet parking is available behind Gwen off Seward St. and is a $10 flat rate.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Curtis Stone

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      (323) 946-7500

                                    • Catering

                                      Off Site events are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact Gwen at audie@curtisstoneevents.com for any catering inquiries.

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